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Primary schools across the Australia have begun teaching students how to computer code.
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An international scientific team that includes Australians believes it could be on the verge of a breakthrough in development of an Ebola vaccine.
A new independent statutory office for enhancing online safety for children looks set to be introduced soon.
Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of one of its most prized dinosaurs, a stegosaurus.
A piece of jawbone with teeth attached, uncovered in Ethiopia, is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo, to which humans belong, researchers say.

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It’s worked before, in animals.

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